DONE!!! Check out the end of page two for completed pictures!
Well I mentioned it before but with school taking the majority of my day and next semester will be even busier. This will be my last full project for quite some time. Basically until after I graduate this May and then where ever we decide to move to afterwards. I picked this up from fellow C&V'er Michael Angelo two months ago and finally got the funds to get it painted from some stuff I listed up last week. If you bought something from it thanks because everything that sold paid for it.
Now Michael had no idea what model this was and the only thing I could tell is that it was probably a mid 80's mid/upper range model. Being the matching fork(S/N 2501) has a SLX *****d steerer tube and semi sloping fork crown with Campy dropouts. The frame has the serial number 2501 stamped on the Cinelli BB, Panto'd cyclist on the brake bridge(TSD era), Portacatena Campy rear dropouts, dual water bosses, front derailleur braze on mount. The frame I don't believe is SLX being there is no rifling at the bottom of the seat tube. If anyone knows what model it is please chime in cause I'm dying to know.
To start out with it was in desperate need of some light frame work. The top tube cable guides all needed to be replaced as they were pretty corroded and one actually had had the loop section completely gone from corrosion. I knew of the rough condition so we settled for a pretty good price. So the old guides came off with assistance of my torch and some silver and new guides from John Thompson who lives just minutes from me and is always a big help when it comes to stuff like this.
So looking even uglier then when I got it with paint missing and flux residue left on it. I also got a little adventurist with a wire wheel to see what was under the unoriginal paint. I discovered it had chromed rear stays but were sanded for the paint job it was currently wearing when I got it. It was like a slightly metallic Barney Purple paint job. So I found a local guy who did powder coating and could do every imaginable color I could of wanted and had did frames before not to mention he rides but in the form of single speed mountain bikes.
Well I'll quite blabbering as this is an on going build and update it as goes.